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wrasse and anthias tropical fish cam

The live tropical fish camera features wrasse and anthias.

Wrasse are brightly colored fish that live in coral reef habitats. There are over 580 recorded species of wrasse, most of which are under 8 inches in length, making them a small tropical fish. Wrasse species are most easily identified by their large lips and jaw that projects outwards.

Anthias are also very colorful fish and feed on zooplankton. Because of their appearance, they are popular in home aquariums. The tropical fish on this camera are native to a reef in Palau.

  • grant: $468,000 - Aquarium of the Pacific

    To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

  • topic: marine life

  • location: long beach

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Considered by many to be among the most beautiful in the world, Palau’s waters contain an incredible diversity of coral, fish, and other colorful marine life. This Live Cam represents the beautiful marine life you would find off the coast of Palau, including several fish that have the unique ability to switch sexes such as the wrasse and anthias. In most such species, individuals begin as females and develop into males. These males then typically change color and shape, and assume a dominant role in the local social structures of the species.

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location: Long Beach, CA

best hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm

time zone: Pacific Time

links: Aquarium of the Pacific
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NGO: Aquarium of the Pacific

grant: $468,000

location: Long Beach

mission: To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

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The live tropical fish camera features wrasse and anthias.

Wrasse are brightly colored fish that live in coral reef habitats. There are over 580 recorded species of wrasse, most of which are under 8 inches in length, making them a small tropical fish. Wrasse species are most easily identified by their large lips and jaw that projects outwards.

Anthias are also very colorful fish and feed on zooplankton. Because of their appearance, they are popular in home aquariums. The tropical fish on this camera are native to a reef in Palau.

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